Oh! it wasn't really that bad. Got the end cap on the foot and the fretboards ready to go. Take a look.
After flattening and lowering the Mahogany foot I cut the necessary pieces to cap it off. The cap itself, and a dark and light pair of thin veneer pieces to match the purflng on the binding
Sandwiched together, they are glued and clamped.
A few hours later the glue has set and I can begin the carving of the "Hook". a signature feature of my ukuleles. this will look very cool once it is finished.
'the work table is pretty full with the french polish hardening on the triplets, the foot caps setting up on the two new ones, It is now time to taper the fretboards and get them ready to install.
They are tapered on the table saw, 1 1/2 inches at the nut, 1 3/4 at the 14th fret, and then the dip cut on the small bandsaw.
The marker dot locations are carefully plotted. Then to prepare for drilling the holes, a sharp awl is used to mark the spot and guide the drill.
Next a small finger drill is used to start a larger guide hole. This is all to prevent the large final drill bit from straying to the wrong place.
At last, the old fashioned hand drill makes the larger and final seat for the mother of pearl marker dots.
And the gold hued mother of pearl dots are set into the holes with a little glue. these will look nice with the gold colored frets that I will be using. The next step will be sanding the radius into the fret board. That will have to wait until the glue sets under the dots.